Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive77.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 29 '21 at 15:57
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 23%
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 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
69.8% Good
Memory 91.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 354
40% 310 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.7% Above average
Lighting 68.1
Reflection 70.9
Parallax 65.2
55% 68.1 fps
MRender 65.4
Gravity 67.7
Splatting 63.9
54% 65.7 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$62
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 266 215 215 216 213 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 488
Write 232
Mixed 246
SusWrite 239
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 21.8
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 22.1
96% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 403
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 293
228% 316 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 142%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
86GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 165 164 115 122 135 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 163
Write 164
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 143
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 22
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 23.1
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 13,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,189
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